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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.04.2020 | Filed under: Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added beautiful specimens of golden stilbite and glassy analcime from a recent collecting project in this new Five Islands Update (click here). These specimens are from a pocket that was in an area of the cliff face often regarded as precarious (fortunately it was safe enough to save these pieces!).

Occasionally over the years, good finds have been made at Five Islands. These have included natrolite, analcime and stilbite, as well as the famous gmelinite-after-chabazite from Pinnacle Island. The specimens from this stilbite-analcime find are gorgeous and distinctive, combining the two minerals.

The stilbite crystal groups can vary in hue from one specimen to the next, and it should be noted that the stilbite hues also vary under different sources of lighting – they are richest under halogen lights, less so under cool LED. As with all specimens on the website, the photographs are colour-balanced to daylight.

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 7.3 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with Analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.3 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.6 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

 Stilbite with analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.0 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada 4.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 6.9 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, CanadaStilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 7.2 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.3 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime and stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 5.6 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada Stilbite and analcime with gmelinite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.7 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.1 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3 cm wide

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 4.4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada
Field of view 4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.7 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.5 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Analcime on stilbite, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 3.4 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.8 cm

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stilbite and analcime, Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2.6 cm

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.23.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates | Comments (0)

 

I’ve added some excellent gmelinite specimens from Two Islands and Five Islands, Nova Scotia, in the new Nova Scotia Update (click here). This update includes nice analcime and stilbite specimens as well.

I’ve also posted a new article on the blog, to give a better idea about these two Islands localities: Mineral Collecting on the Islands – Bay of Fundy (click here).

Here are a few of the specimens from the update:

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 2.4 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 2.7 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 12.9 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite on heulandite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 6.3 cm

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite, Two Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia
Field of view 1.7 cm

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chambazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chabazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 4.1 cm

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chabazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chabazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 4.2 cm

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chabazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Gmelinite pseudomorph after chabazite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 3.0

Analcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Analcime, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 7.9 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Stilbite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 9.0 cm

Stilbite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia

Stilbite, Five Islands, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia – 8.0 cm